- Hosting a Flower Arrangement Bridal Party;
- D-I-Y Floral Take-Aways for Shower Guests;
- Creative Design Contest for Wedding Day Table Centres.
Bring on the ooh's and aah's with a Flower Arranging Party.
If there's one thing common to women, it's our love of bringing home a wee bit of beauty, and it's even better if we didn't have to buy it.
A bridal shower is an excellent time to create an unusual flower favour the ladies can take home with them. They'll love it and have a reminder of a great time had by all.
One fabulous idea is to host a flower arranging party. Who wouldn't love to know the inside tricks, plus hand create their very own centrepiece to take home?
You could ask each guest to bring her own container (provide the size suggestion), or choose the containers yourself. We'll help you choose the flowers and greenery you'll need. Ask well ahead about booking dates for your designer.
10 D-I-Y Floral Ideas for your Bridal Shower
If you can't 'arrange' a floral arranging party, consider a table centrepiece of small arrangements artfully arranged on different elevations. Each woman will choose one to take home with her.
Some ideas for elevation: cake platters, tiered dessert trays, sturdy boxes covered in table cloth, or pretty boxes, hat boxes, even baskets.
1. How about martini glasses stacked in a pyramid? The flowers can be arranged by colour or texture to complete the landscape. Ask us for ideas!
2. You could create a simple candle-scape with water glasses of different heights filled with submerged florals, greens, twigs, with the floating candle on top.
3. Champagne flutes in a single row are lovely. You can imagine the possiblity of the flowers & greenery, yes?
4. Fruit such as pineapple, apples, and citrus can make lovely holders too!
One idea. Slice off both ends of a lemon or lime, set on a small candle holder, and poke a single stem into the top of it. Simple but a wow.
Depending on the time of year, vegetables like squash, pumpkins and so on are equally delightful.
5. Galvanized pails are great for summer parties too. Fill with water, floating candle surrounded by floating flowers. Keep an eye out. Habitat Restore recently had brightly coloured galvanized pails (6 inch) for 50 cents each! You never know what you'll find.
6. For Victorian charm and romance, collect an assortment of delicate tea cups from the Goodwill store. Elevate these on tiered dessert platters for that extra oomph. Gorgeous blooms along with trailing greenery will be unforgettable.
7. Used and vintage perfume bottles and jars would certainly be an unusual and unexpected display for blooms.
Do these ideas whet your imagination? Call us with your thoughts and let's put our heads together to create a one-of-a-kind flower arrangement(s) for your bridal shower!
8. If you're crafty, get out the spray paint (or glitter, sugar, epson salts) and have at it with....sleek wine bottles, mason jars, tin cans.
9. If you love an extravagant 'high' style bouquet, do indulge because you can still share the bounty with the ladies. Re-use your party refreshment containers, such as wine bottles, funky beer bottles, sparkling water bottles.
Empty and rinse as you go, so that each guest 'vase' is ready at the end of the party. Let each guest choose a bloom stem and greenery to take home.
10. If you're decorating, add some whimsy to an arrangement with small balloons on sticks. If you're using helium balloons add floral garlands to the string. Gorgeous.
Decorate an assortment of mason jars with ribbon to hang on an assortment of shepherd's hooks in the garden, or along the pathway.
Creative Design Contest for Wedding Day Table Centres.
Not only will you be surprised and amazed at the different results, you will have myriad designs for your guest tables, with a card on the day of announcing your guest 'designer'.
This bridal shower idea does require quite a bit more planning with us, as you need to offer up as many colours, textures, and blooms, stems (woody or green), and such like. But what an awesome way to include your very special people in the actual floral design of your very best day.
You'll need lots of room to assemble the different ingredients for the centre pieces--a true smorgasbord for the senses. Some will be floral. Some will be static, such as a dried woody stem. As for the container, go with only two types to keep it simple: one low, and perhaps, one bowl on stand.
The key to success is to include the colour scheme and theme of your wedding day in your bridal shower invitations. Tell your guests you want their creative juices flowing....and even if the most shy don't think they have a creative bone in their body, they will start looking for ideas ahead of time, I promise.
You don't need to offer up as detailed a photo as above. It could be as simple as the 3 to 5 colour chips of your wedding colours.
You'll have a room full of energetic women ready to show off their design skills, and what a fun party this will be!
It goes without saying that you take digital photos of each arrangement to show your florist. Some may be replicated and others may inspire a design element, who knows?
You can have guests vote on their favourite designs, or just go with all of them. That's what I'd do.